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‘It’s Not a Community Killer, but It Is Damaging’ 

The medical center in La Grange, Texas, last month became the fourth rural hospital in the state to stop inpatient services and convert to a Rural Emergency Hospital. The change will prevent complete closure of the facility, officials said. But the loss of jobs and services will be profound.

Maine Leaders Discuss Whether Public Broadband Investments Should Support National Private Providers

Millions of Maine’s fiber dollars are going to a mix of government entities, regional internet service providers, and large, out-of-state companies. Some worry these national companies have not worked well with communities in the past. Others say the investments should be evaluated on what they deliver, not who gets the money.

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